coign of vantage


noun

a good position for observation, judgment, criticism, action, etc.

Nearby words

  1. coiffeuse,
  2. coiffure,
  3. coiffured,
  4. coiffurist,
  5. coign,
  6. coigne,
  7. coil,
  8. coil spring,
  9. coiled,
  10. coimbatore

Origin of coign of vantage

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for coign of vantage

coign of vantage

noun

an advantageous position or stance for observation or action
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